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Old 07-28-2015, 07:27 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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I'm digging up this thread as I read something interesting on the Packers website! They would like to play in London but, of course, don't want to give up a Lambeau game.

Now they play the Jaguars in 2016 but their owner doesn't want to do it because a Packer game is a big draw for their stadium. Mark Murphy has contacted the Jaguars but even though it has been rumored in news outlets, definitely not a done deal yet.

Jaguars are due to play in London 2016 but the opponent, who knows!
Hopefully it ain't the Cardinals!

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The NFL will never add teams overseas so they need to stop with the regular season games in London. Or anywhere outside the United States for that matter. It's a shame several teams must have to give up a home game for a neutral site game with no point.
True. I can't ever get excited about London games, and watching the Brits cheer (?) for a team. I'm guessing that most of those people in the stands must be Americans who moved to England!
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Vikings agreed to a number of unspecifiied U.K. games went they got their stadium money from the league, originally heard that they were giving up home games but this article implies as visitors.

New Venue For NFL Games In The United Kingdom - Daily Norseman

I'm for anything that knocks around the status quo a bit, they're all going to be playing in giant TV studios at some point anyways.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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With soccer more popular in Europe and rugby more popular as well in England, football will never take off there. Goodell has to get that through his pint-sized brain. Do a preseason game over there?? OK, but enough already with the regular season games!!
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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NFL obviously doesn't get it, and for teams to give up home games, a very tough sell. The Jaguars are holding their ground, they will not give up their home game with the Packers, saw another article yesterday.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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With soccer more popular in Europe and rugby more popular as well in England, football will never take off there. Goodell has to get that through his pint-sized brain. Do a preseason game over there?? OK, but enough already with the regular season games!!
Yep. Pre-season's okay, and that's when exhibitions should happen.

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NFL obviously doesn't get it, and for teams to give up home games, a very tough sell. The Jaguars are holding their ground, they will not give up their home game with the Packers, saw another article yesterday.
Giving up home games is a killer for many teams, and shouldn't be happening.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Dallas played there last year but it was a road game so it wasn't to bad. I don't think Jerry ever wants to give up a home game though. The Jags don't seem to mind so let them continue to do it. As far as a team overseas, I don't care because it won't happen.
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Nope, what team wants to give up a home game? Apparently teams that have trouble filling the stands don't want to give up a home game when a more popular team is coming to town. In that case, it will get to be a tougher & tougher sell.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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I'm a yank and live in England. I have to admit when I watch the London NFL games they feel more like pre-season exhibition games. They don't feel "real", and yet they bloody well are!

The NFL is trying to sell American football to the UK which already has soccer & and 2 or 3 forms of rugby. Those games are relatively faster than American football. The Brits hate the stop & start action---it's worse than one of the forms of rugby which has lots of stopping & starting involving something silly-looking called "scrums". And they hate all the goddamn commercial breaks, too.

I don't see it catching on over here. Soccer & rugby, like baseball & football, are no longer cheap sports to attend. The soccer & rugby teams struggle as it is because their ticket prices are so high & off-putting and their expenditure on talent is extremely expensive.

American football is too damn slow and expensive for the UK. It tries to make its money through television advertising and has ample opportunities during the many pauses in action during the game. The Americans absolutely loathe all those friggin' commercials and the Brits even more so because they haven't been subjected to it during their televised sporting events. They are subjected to some but usually only during half time.

Still, having said all that, I am glad to see the London NFL games on me telly! I don't have satellite or cable and so I can't watch any of the American-based NFL games. I don't find them too slow. I like them. I live to see excellent passing, blocking, and running.

this is exactly it.

we are so used to the commercials, challenges, red hankies right now, the Europeans will NEVER get used to it. NEVER.

Don't they have some highlight program that shows a game in 30mins.?? with re-plays for big plays?

it won't work in the long run, right now it's a cute sideshow but people will tire of it eventually.

Even their hockey is commercial free.

and can I say one thing about the NFL fascination with London? what's up with that?

they should be looking at Germany instead. NFL Europe was all German teams (except Amsterdam) I think a the end. Plenty of stadia, more big cities, only one more hour east, what's the difference if you're going that far.

I don't even think London's the best fit in Europe.


there would be more appetite for it in Germany.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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apparently Tottenham's new stadium will have two pitches, one that will roll out on wheels like Schalke's stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Univ. of Phoenix in AZ stadium has this blueprint as well.

funny because the guy who owns the Jaguars is the owner of Fulham but they won't be playing at Craven Cottage, that's for sure.

so the NFL might have a permanent home in North London but I still don't think it will work out.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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it's weird that both soccer and football each have eleven men. I often wonder how a soccer team would fare playing even up against, say even a team like the Chicago Bears...in football. I know the soccer players would lose, but I wonder how badly they'd be beaten?

An NFL team in London would be the logical team to pick I guess.
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